Failure of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ was heart breaking: Says Fatima Sana Sheikh

Fatima Sana Sheikh took the movie buffs by storm with her power-packed performance in Aamir Khan starer ‘Dangal; which also launched another talent powerhouse, Sanya Malhotra.

Failure of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ was heart breaking: Says Fatima Sana Sheikh Failure of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ was heart breaking: Says Fatima Sana Sheikh Source : press

Fatima Sana Sheikh took the movie buffs by storm with her power-packed performance in Aamir Khan starer ‘Dangal; which also launched another talent powerhouse, Sanya Malhotra.


While Sanya recently delivered her second hit alongside Ayushman Khurana in ‘Badhai Ho'; Fatima was a part of the magnanimous multi-starer Thugs Of Hindostan. The film; which was made on a budget of a whopping 300 crore rupees boasted of bringing together two of Bollywood's biggest stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan alongside Fatima and the very gorgeous Katrina Kaif.


The film; which had high hopes pinned on it, tanked miserably at the box office and managed to collect only a meager 151 crores only. The film was plotted around the British Era and Fatima played the role of princess Zafira, who is rescued by Khudabaksh Azad played by Amitabh Bachchan; after her family was slaughtered by the East India Company. Khudabaksh raises Zafira as a 'thug' who later returns to avenge her family's death and reclaim the kingdom that belongs rightfully to her.


Fatima; who will now be seen in a Netflix series, opened up about how she felt and deal with Thug's debacle at the launch of the series that is titled ‘Selection Day'. Fatima said "Yeah... It (Thugs Of Hindostan) hasn't done well. It is very heart-breaking. It is very sad because we all tried to make a good film but unfortunately, it didn't do well. People didn't like it. So, I am feeling very bad for it." 


Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif too had opened up about how despite everyone's efforts and the hard work, the film failed to strike a chord with the viewers. Aamir Khan went on to even take full responsibility for the films failure; which we think is a very generous act on his part.